Your cell regeneration is interrupted
Sleep doesn't only rest our bodies and our bones — there is more at play. Cell regeneration happens overnight when you sleep, so sleeping with makeup on interrupts this process and clogs pores! It literally prevents cell turnover, which you need for youthful skin, thus you look old, tired, dry and unhealthy. Skin is an organ and most makeup is full of toxic chemicals, so it's a MUST to wash your skin before you sleep.
Your eyes get irratated
Puffy and irritated eyes can be a result of sleeping in makeup, as well. Eye makeup, like shadows, kohl liners, and mascara, must be washed off every single night before bed. Otherwise, the eye area will respond by being puffy and red. Lashes protect our eyeballs from dust, pollen, and environmental pollutants. So when we don't wash them thoroughly, that debris, mixed with makeup, will trigger our immune response to kick in to fight off a possible infection. The result: swollen, red, irritated and tired eyes. Long, curled, and voluminous lashes pair best with smoky eyes or a cat-eye flick, not irritated, bloodshot, and puffy peepers! Woow, alot at risk here.
Eyelashes can break off
To avoid breakage from products like mascara and eyeliner is another reason why it is safer and easier to take it all off. Failing to properly remove eye makeup causes lashes to break. Use a gentle remover. Your lashes will thank you.
You can get styes
Sleeping with mascara on can not only cause your luscious lashes to become brittle and break off, but can also clog your lash follicles creating styes. Yikes!
Eczema is a common skin issue for many, but on the eyelid? Yep! Failing to properly remove eye makeup and leaving shadows,liners, and mascara on could result in causing an irritant dermatitis, essentially eczema of the eyelid areas. It could result in a rash, scaliness, itching, and sometimes a burning sensation in the area just to name a few. Treatment with a dermatologist would be indicated if this occurs, usually using a low potency topical steroid. A need to know is that your skin may never be the same for a while.
You can scratch your corneas
Removing eye makeup, especially mascara, before you go to sleep is important both for general hygiene and your eye health. Mascara tubes are prone to the build-up of bacteria and the constant push and pull of the wand can make this worse. It's a good idea to change your mascara every three months to avoid bacteria from growing in the tube and ending up in your eyes. Repeatedly sleeping in eye makeup may also lead inflammation in the eyes as it can block sensitive pores and glands such as the Meibomian Gland pores. When left on overnight, mascara can dry up and cause your lashes to break or fall off. This is problematic as eyelashes are essential for protecting our eyes from any dust and debris. A broken eyelash could also end up getting in your eye and scratching your cornea, so it really is important to remove your mascara before going to bed.